My Instaweek

I spend alot of time on IG and sometimes I forget to pop over here and update with what’s been occurring and what’s coming up. It’s been a relatively successful and productive week or two. I’ve dug out my staple gun and am recovering some dining chair seats for one of the mums at school. All the Christmas shopping is done and the wrapping paper has arrived! I’ve gone for kraft paper in gold, silver and white (Had a little row with Amazon over the packaging of the other two rolls!) so that is my colour scheme for wrapping this year. I have plans for some simple embellishment to the packages and if that works out, then look out for a post on that next week. Elliott’s Nativity is next week and this year, unusually for him, he was right into the idea of dressing up. Came to me with sketches of what he wanted and everything, lol! Well, who am I to deny him his vision! The tunic is whipped up from the same fabric as my ironing board cover, the robe is a cheapo ikea throw cut into panels and sewn together and he has the waistband of an old pair of tights holding his headress on! But judging by how keen he was to pose for photos he’s happy. Looking forward to seeing that on Wednesday (nativity plays make me cry every time!)Instaweek Dec

I knit my first ever thing that I actually wear too!! it’s a simple moss stitch infinity scarf and there’ll be a post on that next week; as well as a sweatshirt refashion that I am really rather pleased with! It plays with contrasting the RS and WS of the fabric. I often find the underside of a fabric as pretty as the intended right side. I think you’re gonna like this one ๐Ÿ˜‰ It wasn’t all plain sailing. I tried to replicate my harem pants in a stripe jersey as pyjamas. Total fail peops. Total fail! I did however have more success with some different trousers. I actually finished these pleat front trousers with slant pockets a few weeks back but have yet to photograph them for the blog. So that’ll be ย coming up soon too. They’re a hack on Tessuti Patterns Suzy Pant…although hacked so much there’s only a vague resemblance left, lol! Birthday presents have started to roll in too!!! (Tuesday and 41 in case you were wondering). J got me an iron. Now to most of the female population that would draw consternation and likely a short sharp slap and the cold shoulder for the next month. But to a sewist??? Chuffed to bits. The boy did good. It’s a good one too and can recommend ๐Ÿ™‚ But I think the feature J likes the most is the auto cut off if it’s left standing for 8 minutes without being used. He’s always moaning at me about the iron being left on. Oh….and I got some new boots which I’ve worn every day for the past week I love them so! Navy patent and seriously comfy. Happy birthday to me!

So that’s what has been and will be occurring here. How about you? Ready for Christmas or leaving it late?!!

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  1. Jane December 11, 2015

    You have been busy! I love those boots and would really like the details of that iron – it would save me have to worry about whether I’ve turned the iron off when I set off on a long journey! Plus the fact that the iron I have at the moment is crap!

    • portia December 11, 2015

      There’s a link to the iron in the post Jane. It’s on special on Amazon right now ๐Ÿ™‚ love my boots too!!

      • Jane December 14, 2015

        Sorry – I was reading your post on my phone without glasses so failed to spot the link! I’m going to order it right now!

  2. Jean C. January 4, 2016

    Happy Belated Birthday! Being soo close to Christmas can be a challenge sometimes, at least that’s what my hubby and kids say…(mine is in November) But good for your hubby getting the iron! Good for you and him! Cute boots, getting a girl shoes/boots…. a big win win…
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year too.

    • Portia Lawrie January 4, 2016

      Aw thank you Jean ๐Ÿ™‚ and you too ๐Ÿ™‚ Px


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